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Live updates: Trump says Republicans will pull convention from Charlotte; U.S. coronavirus cases pass 1.8 million

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Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has declined so far to authorize the convention, a gathering of 19,000 people, as the number of coronavirus cases in the country soars past 1.8 million.

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